> Grey lady,
> You know I have never given one thought to the Pirate and their
> Eye Patches. I can see that being possible. You're friend may be
> See, we learn something new every day. And we have 2 B&G Macaws
> to boot. Go figure. This is what we call in our thinking, "food
> for the day". Thanks again.
Yes, I think she always said it sort of tongue in cheek but those
of us, especially with the big guys, can see how it could happen.
I have only one Macaw and, interestingly enough, he/she is the
one that most seems to want to be on my shoulder. It's pretty
obvious it was SOP at his first home I guess. This was a rescue
(from the second home) and biting was a real issue for a long
time, due to the circumstance in that home. We have now come to
an understanding of sorts but I'm still pretty nervous about the
shoulder rides. I try to keep him off but am not always
successful. I don't want to make a big deal of it but when he
manages to thwart my best efforts, I waste little time getting
him to his gym or some other place where I know he is willing to
step off me, to get to it. I also keep my face turned as far as
possible from that beak while in transit. What you said about
ears is right on but I figure if worst comes to worst, I'd rather
lose some ear than an eye or part of my cheek. Whew, the things
we put up with, just for these birds!